The Oldest Commercial Building in Richmond

The Oldest Commercial Building in Richmond (HM17KA)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.024', W 77° 25.619'

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Built in 1817, this structure is the oldest commercial building in Richmond. As this building was being built, James Madison, a Virginian, was serving as the 4th President of the United States.

During the Civil War, the Union Army passed by this spot on their way into Richmond. This area was the heart of the Confederate Civil War hospital, prison and supply district.

Originally a lumberhouse, It has served the community as a brewery, soap and candle factory, saddle factory, gunsmith and produce market. The storefront was added in 1909 to depict the popular Greek Revival style of architecture.
HM NumberHM17KA
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285558 N 4156851
Decimal Degrees37.53373333, -77.42698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.024', W 77° 25.619'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 1.44" N, 77° 25' 37.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 32-98 US-360, Richmond VA 23223, US
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